‘A free pass for mobs to kill’: India urged to stem cow vigilante violence

(The Guardian) Human Rights Watch blames police inertia and government failures for lack of justice for those affected "between May 2015 and December 2018 at least 44 people, including 36 Muslims, were killed in attacks over beef consumption and the cattle trade... In almost all of the cases, the police initially stalled investigations, ignored procedures, … Continue reading ‘A free pass for mobs to kill’: India urged to stem cow vigilante violence

India – the State of Independence

Colin Todhunter, Off-Guardian India celebrates its independence from Britain on 15 August. However, the system of British colonial dominance has been replaced by a new hegemony based on the systemic rule of transnational capital, enforced by global institutions like the World Bank and WTO. At the same time, global agribusiness corporations are stepping into the … Continue reading India – the State of Independence

India is building a dystopian reality

The Guardian has this article: "Is India's 100 smart cities project a recipe for social apartheid?". 'The emphasis on surveillance underlines the stratified, elitist nature of smart cities, according to the academic and author Pramod Nayar. “Smart cities will be heavily policed spaces,” he says, “where only eligible people – economically productive consumers (shoppers) and producers … Continue reading India is building a dystopian reality